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Honors Program
Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming
Program Manager (UCP VII)

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming is responsible for all non-academic student services provided by the Honors Program, including management and administrative coordination of co-curricular programs, Honors living learning communities, the Honors first-year experience program, Honors study abroad programs, and supervision of Honors student organizations.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Honors Program, the incumbent will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff from across the university to support and sustain Honors community, facilitate smooth transition to college, encourage professional development and provide opportunities for student engagement, both locally and globally.

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming is expected to act independently within the goals and objectives of the Honors Program and the guidelines established in implementing and delivering program’s activities, services and content.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervises the day-to-day delivery of Honors co-curricular programming.
  2. Provides leadership in the development and management of co-curricular programming for Honors students.
  3. Trains, supervises, and coordinates the activities of Honors programming professional and temporary staff; determines work schedules and work assignments to most effectively meet program needs.
  4. Determines staffing needs and manages the selection and evaluation of staff.
  5. Works to develop Honors First Year Experience student facilitator courses; schedules and assigns student facilitators. Participates in FYE as needed.
  6. In collaboration with Office of Residence Life oversees and coordinates the day-to-day administration of all Honors living/learning communities.
  7. Engages in public relations and promotional activities for the program; promotes a sense of community among all students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  8. Coordinates communication, such as overseeing production of an event calendar, e-newsletter, and regular updates on community events and
  9. Contributes to successful development, marketing and implementation of field trips and special events and activities.
  10. In collaboration with Office of Education Abroad, oversees and coordinates the execution of Honors study abroad programs and Congressional Internship Program. Works with faculty and Office of Education Abroad for initiation of new Honors study abroad programs.
  11. Acts as a liaison with campus offices, including Education Abroad, the Office of Community Standards, the Dean of Students Office, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and Dining Services regarding students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  12. Serves as the first point of contact for Honors students requiring non-academic support services. Makes referrals to appropriate University Offices and Departments as needed.
  13. Plans, implements and monitors program services and activities for all Honors student organizations.
  14. Participates in Orientation for incoming first year Honors students.
  15. Serves as a resource to students, staff and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures and activities; reviews and makes recommendations for new policies and procedures for Honors learning communities.
  16. Engages in compiling and maintaining data, program information, resource materials and distribution lists of students, alumni, faculty/staff involvement, resources, activities and accomplishments.
  17. Performs office management duties for responsibilities relating to Honors programming and residential life; directs the workflow; coordinates and monitors the processing of necessary paperwork; maintenance of records and filing system to support the program.
  18. Independently composes, prepares, and/or edits standard correspondence and publicity materials.
  19. Collects and analyzes program data and participates in evaluating program effectiveness; identifies problems and makes or recommends changes.
  20. Makes budget recommendations and monitors approved budget and expenditures; expends resources efficiently; prepares budget reports and projections.
  21. Prepares reports, including assessment and annual reports, on activities of office and progress in meeting goals.
  22. Participates in planning, development, design and evaluation of the programming and Honors learning communities’ strategic plan.
  23. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in a relevant field and 1 – 2 years of experience with Honors education and undergraduate student programming OR a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience with Honors education and undergraduate student programming.
  2. Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Experience in professional staff supervision.
  6. Ability to successfully recruit and counsel students.
  7. Excellent administrative and organizational skills including the ability to identify and resolve problems independently.
  8. Ability to plan and organize workshops, training courses/curricula and informational materials appropriate to program.
  9. Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.


  1. D. or Ed.D. Preferred.
  2. Demonstrated experience with residential life issues.
  3. Demonstrated ability to independently implement programs, as well as identify and resolve day-to-day program problems.
  4. Experience managing short- and long-term projects.
  5. Work experience at a large university.
  6. Experience working with Honors students.
  7. Experience with Honors as either a staff member or an undergraduate student.


This is a permanent fulltime position.


For full consideration, upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional referenceswith full contact information via UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions.  Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after discussion with applicants. Include search number on all correspondence (Search # 2018225).  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018225)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 30, 2018.

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